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75 Years Ago Today #Holocaust: Aug.1-3 1942, 5,000 men, women and children are gassed in Auschwitz.

These people are from Bedzin (or Bendsburg) in Poland. “At the start of the war, the Jewish population of Bedzin was about 27,000.  The Germans’ occupied Bedzin on September 4, 1939, and renamed it Bendsburg.  A Judenrat was established in … Continue reading

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75 Years Ago – April 24, 1942 – in Auschwitz Holocaust History

98 prisoners–all artists from Krakow receive the #s 32489-32586. (Keep in mind that men receive higher numbers because Auschwitz had been accepting prisoners since June 14, 1940. The first Polish inmates were mostly arrested trying to escape Poland to rejoin … Continue reading

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The 2nd Mass Registered Transport arrived in Auschwitz 72 Years Ago Today.

We left Bratislava, Slovakia, in the morning and headed for Poprad to commemorate the 1st Registered Transport of Jews to Auschwitz. However, our stop in Bratislava was of equal import because this is the city and region of Slovakia that … Continue reading

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From Founding Director, The Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights,

Thank you so much for sharing this moving testimony about your recent trip to  Auschwitz to commemorate the women’s transport to Auschwitz.  For some reason, I was particularly touched by your description of the flower wreath that you placed there.  … Continue reading

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